Spring Boat Show in Essex to support Sails Up 4 Cancer; takes place this weekend


ESSEX – The sixth Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place April 29-30 and May 1 at Safe Harbor Essex Island.

Visitors will enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, motor and sail models ranging from 20ft to over 65ft from top boat brands, according to a press release.

This year’s event aims to raise $30,000 for Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research, an increase from the $22,000 raised during the 2021 show. Sails Up 4 Cancer will benefit from 50% of ticket sales proceeds and will be on hand with additional fundraising opportunities throughout the weekend, the press release states.

The event will also see yacht brokers, equipment, artists, props and service companies exhibiting on the lawn.

The in-water boat show showcases some of the latest innovations in boating, sailing and fishing while supporting a great cause, according to the statement. Show attendees from Connecticut, New York, New England and beyond will have the opportunity to compare boats and speak directly with dealers and manufacturers all in one place.

Safe Harbor Essex Island Marina is located on a 13-acre private island, accessible by complementary ferry service, and offers 125 docks that can accommodate vessels up to 200 feet. The resort’s marina is family-friendly and offers food, drink, and music throughout the weekend. The show will follow all state and local guidelines to ensure a safe experience when visiting the show, rain or shine.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting ctspringboatshow.com.

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